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The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that it would enforce laws to stop damage to public infrastructure, especially roads. Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, said this while taking questions from newsmen during the 2020 ministerial press briefing. The briefing was also to commemorate first anniversary of the Sanwo-Olu administration. Adeyoye, who lamented excess loading, indiscriminate road cutting and burning, as well as theft of manholes covers,...

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The Lagos State Government has called on the Federal Government to assist it with about N400 billion to complete efforts in saving the nation’s coastlines from erosion, already threatening some parts of the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Water Front Infrastructure Development, Mr Kabiru Abdullahi, made the appeal while taking questions from journalists during the 2020 ministerial press briefing to commemorate the first anniversary of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. Abdullahi said that the state...

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Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Monday said that the Damaturu International Airport would be tested landed on May 29. Buni disclosed this in Damaturu while hosting the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. “The Damaturu International Airport will be test-landed on May 29, and we are going to provide Nigeria Air Force (NAF) quarters there as we have already promised. “We are soon commencing on the quarters project and all...

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Lagos to close Marine Beach Bridge for 5 months The Lagos State Government on Sunday announced a plan to effect partial closure of the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, to vehicular movement,  from May 27 to Oct. 21. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde,  made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos. He said that the closure would be to enable repair of the bridge which, he said, was long overdue. “The repair by...

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The Anambra State Government says it plans to unveil a comprehensive health package that will cater to the health needs of rural dwellers. The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Awka. Adinuba was reacting to the absence of a functional Primary Health Centre at Awba-Ofemili community, in Awka North Local Government Area (LGA), of the state....

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House of Representatives member, Alhaji Jafaru Mohammed, has donated two 500 KVA transformers worth N10 million to Bussa and Wawa communities in Borgu area of Niger to boost electricity supply of the communities. The lawmaker represents Borgu/Agwara Federal Constituency of Niger in the National Assembly. Mohammed’s Senior Legislative Aide, Alhaji Haliru Babangida, made the donation known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Borgu, Niger on Wednesday. He said: “The donation...

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OWERRI — The Imo Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, on Saturday announced his adminstration’s plan to reposition the Imo State University (IMSU) for academic excellence. Uzodinma who made the announcement while receiving a report from the institution’s visitation panel in Owerri, said that the state was poised to take the university to a competitive and admirable height. “It is either IMSU becomes a university or never. We will exhaust all extant rules to reposition the tertiary institution for...

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It is one of the most ambitious project aimed at connecting the African continent to the internet, Facebook is laying cable under the sea to interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The project, named 2Africa is one of the largest subsea cable projects in the world. At 37,000 kilometres long, 2Africa will be nearly equal to the circumference of the Earth. “The project is impressive for more than length alone: It...

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Ekiti has become the first state in Nigeria to comply with the National Executive Council approved the right of way charges related to telecommunications infrastructure. Governor Kayode Fayemi, in an executive order, crashed the right of way charges on telecommunications infrastructure by N4,355 from N4,500 to N145. “The right of way charges related to the laying of broadband or any other telecommunications infrastructure in Ekiti State shall not exceed One Hundred and Forty-Five Naira (N145)...

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Arrangements have been finalised for the take-off of the Ekiti State’s COVID-19 Testing Centre, Gov. Kayode Fayemi disclosed on Monday. He said that testing for Coronavirus would commence at the centre before the end of the week, thereby put an end to what hitherto obtained when past blood samples of suspected victims had to be sent to Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor made the disclosure during an on-the-spot assessment...